Thanks to the assistance of Wilton Joubert, we have now completed the last piece of design/engineering – the concrete slab. The architects, Matt and Stephen from S3 are now adding the slab details to the working drawings and we plan to be ready to lodge consent by the end of the week.
The slab has been designed to handle the weight of the solar panels on the roof (40 panels at about 21kg each), in a high wind zone, and load bearing walls that have come about to support the mezzanine floor and wider spans inside.
As the garage is outside the thermal envelope, we have also had to add in a step down to incorporate the extra thickness of the batten and cradle system we’re using to insulate the main slab (above the concrete).
The drawings also show our nib which will run around the outside of the slab edge, again allowing for the batten and cradle system to sit on the inside of this nib.